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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the second part of our two-part interview with former MMA fighter and pro wrestler Angel Amoroso . We spoke with her Sunday, January 27, in New York.  In part two of this interview, we discussed: more on the early history of women's MMA; the role of pioneer fighter Becky Levi; working together on the wrestling scenes in the fantasy short film "Marquis de Slime"; dominatrix wrestling at the old Hellfire Club in New York...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with former MMA fighter and pro wrestler Angel Amoroso . We spoke with her Sunday in New York. This is the first of a two-part interview. Angel Amoroso is one of first people I interviewed in person, sometime in the early 1990s at a time neither of us can recall. She was then performing in ECW pro wrestling, but it was not long after that both of us exited that scene. She would then continue as a mixed martial arts fighter, as well as...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Angel Amoroso, MMA, pro wrestling
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the upcoming fights with WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, and Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finalists Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko. Also discussed is the latest development in the Russian state-sponsored doping scandal and how the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is handling it. For an analysis of Saturday's Manny Pacquiao-Adrien Broner fight, make sure to read my debut article on Hannibal Boxing, called The Long Con:...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Keith Thurman, Ryan Bader, Fedor Emelianenko, Hannibal Boxing,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . It was just announced that they are starting a new interactive, online venture, the Catch Wrestling Alliance Academy . We spoke with him by phone Friday. "For the longest time now, people comment on our videos. They send emails. They're asking for DVDs or places that they can learn. I'm sure that's the most common thing, where someone in some remote part of the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Raul Ramirez, Catch Wrestling Alliance Academy, China
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Dec 27, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the prospects in 2019 for a heavyweight title unification fight between WBA-IBF-WBO champ Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) and WBC champ Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), as well as a rematch between Wilder and Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs), who fought December 1 to a highly criticized split draw decision. That fight is analyzed, options and obstacles facing all three fighters' next fights are discussed, and much more. (Photo of Wilder vs....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, heavyweight, boxing,...
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Nov 28, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the heavyweight title fight coming up this Saturday, December 1, between WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder, with a record of 40-0 and 39 KOs, and former unified champion Tyson Fury, with a record of 27-0 and 19 KOs. This takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be shown on Showtime pay-per-view in the U.S. and BT Sport Box Office in the U.K. and Ireland. In reality, this fight is overhyped, overrated, and...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, heavyweight, boxing
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke Lavell Marshall . While proficient in many types of martial arts, he mainly focuses as a trainer and competitor in Shuai Jiao, the Chinese traditional style of wrestling. We spoke with him Sunday, right after a seminar he conducted in New York. There are several different styles and rulesets of Shuai Jiao, although in general it is all standup wrestling with no groundwork or par terre. Although some styles include striking and joint...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Lavell Marshall, Shaolin, Shuai Jiao, Chinese wrestling, China,...
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Oct 29, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the international media conference call featuring MMA fighter Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson, who just signed with ONE Championship following an unofficial "trade" from his previous organization. He was the first UFC flyweight champion, holds the record for the most number of UFC title defenses, and was undefeated for seven years before dropping a close split decision in August. He is regarded as one of the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Demetrious Johnson, Mighty Mouse, ONE ChampionshipChatri...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman previews the October 27 fight between Daniel Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight belt. This fight takes place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, and will headline a card shown in the U.S. on HBO on its next-to-last boxing telecast. We spoke with Daniel Jacobs, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and promoters Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella on this week's media conference call about this fight. We also discussed the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Daniel Jacobs, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Saul Canelo Alvarez, Gennady...
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Oct 19, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the international media conference call for the ONE: Heart Of The Lion card. This call took place Thursday (Wednesday in the U.S.) to preview this show, which takes place Friday, November 9, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. In the main event of this card, ONE women's strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her title against ONE women's atomweight champion Angela Lee of Singapore, who is moving up in...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, Xiong Jing Nan, Angela Lee,...
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Oct 11, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the recent fights of top ten pound-for-pound fighters Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford, who both formerly fought on HBO in the U.S., as well as the critical success of the World Boxing Super Series. Also previewed is Crawford's next fight, on October 13 against Jose Benavidez Jr., which will air on ESPN in the U.S. We spoke with Crawford on last week's media conference call. (Photo of Naoya Inoue knockout of Juan Carlos Payano by...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Naoya Inoue, Monster, Terence Crawford, HBO, ESPN, boxing, DAZN,...
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Sep 20, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents a two-part, multimedia show and analysis. The written part of the show has an analysis of the Canelo-Golovkin rematch, the emergence of DAZN in the U.S., the PBC deals with Showtime and Fox, the international stardom of Anthony Joshua, and more. It can be read on the No Holds Barred site here . The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow . No Holds Barred is...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, boxing, PBC, DAZN
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with investigative journalist, academic, consultant, and expert on match-fixing and corruption in international sports, Declan Hill . He has just started a new teaching position as an associate professor in the Investigations Department at the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences at the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut. This unique position, which he calls a "professor of...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Declan Hill, gambling, sports, integrity
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Sep 12, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. This week he will be traveling to Singapore to conduct seminars on the takedowns and submissions of catch wrestling, and also sanda. The submission series seminar is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, and the takedown series seminar for Saturday, September 23. Details can be gotten from the Kapap Academy Singapore . Organizing such...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Raul Ramirez, sanda, self-defense, catch wrestling, Kapap Academy,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist and catch wrestler Qin Yunquan, who is the CEO, co-founder, and chief instructor for women's and children's self-defense at the Kapap Academy Singapore . We spoke with her by Skype Tuesday. The activities of Qin Yunquan, particularly in the area of teaching self-defense, have been getting widespread coverage in the Asian mainstream media, which reaches an enormous number of people on that continent and...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Qin Yunquan, women, self-defense, catch wrestling, Kapap Academy,...
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Aug 28, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the sensational performance by Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe, who made the first successful defense of his WBO 122-pound belt this past Saturday with a first-round TKO of Hidenori Otake, who had never been stopped before. Now with a record of 20-0 with 14 KOs, including two knockout wins this year alone, and an appealing aggressive style, and a bubbling personality, the 23-year-old Dogboe should be one of boxing's stars by now. But...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Isaac Dogboe, boxing, ESPN
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Aug 23, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the return to the ring of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who easily outpointed journeyman Francesco Pianeta this past Saturday at Windsor Park in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Right after the fight, as expected, it was announced that he would be fighting WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder at an unspecified date and location later this year. Discussed are Fury's comeback so far, how such a fight with Wilder might look, both...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, boxing, heavyweight,...
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Aug 1, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with catch wrestler Curran "The Giant Slayer" Jacobs . On July 14, Curran Jacobs competed in the eight-man Snake Pit USA catch wrestling tournament in Hamilton, New Jersey. Facing three talented and heavier opponents in three grueling matches, he defeated Johnny Buck, then Erik Hammer, and lastly Brandon Ruiz in the finals, all by rear naked choke submission. He wrestled about an hour and a half that night, with...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Curran Jacobs, Giant Slayer, catch wrestling
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Jul 25, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA legend Renzo Gracie. Although he is now 51 years old, Renzo Gracie is still fighting. His next competition will be an MMA fight against another veteran, Yuki Kondo of Japan. This will take place on the ONE: REIGN OF KINGS card put on by ONE Championship, on Friday, July 27, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila, Philippines. ONE: REIGN OF KINGS will be shown on many TV networks around...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Renzo Gracie, Yuki Kondo, ONE Championship, MMA, BJJ, Brazilian...
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Jul 24, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Katie Taylor, and our media colleague Kristal Hart of the "Kristal Hart Show" at last Tuesday's New York media event announcing the U.S. debut of the streaming service DAZN. The 28-year-old unified heavyweight champion Joshua from the U.K., with a record of 21-0 with 20 KOs, fights Povetkin September 22 in London on a card shown in the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office and in the U.S. as...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin, Katie Taylor, Kristal Hart,...
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Jul 22, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Scott Coker, president of Bellator MMA. We spoke with him at the media event announcing the U.S. debut of the streaming service DAZN, which took place in New York Tuesday. Bellator will provide an important part of DAZN's programming, which in the U.S. at first will feature the combat sports of boxing and MMA. With DAZN launching September 10, their first live show will be on September 22, and headlined by the heavyweight boxing...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Scott Coker, DAZN, streaming, boxing, MMA, Bellator, Anthony Joshua
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Jul 19, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with James Rushton, the CEO of the DAZN sports streaming media company. This week it was announced that DAZN, which is already in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, and Canada, and will soon launch in Italy, would be starting its OTT (over-the-top) streaming service in the U.S. on September 10. The first live offering will be the September 22 card headlined by the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, James Rushton, DAZN, streaming, boxing, MMA, Bellator, Anthony...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We spoke with him by phone Friday. There is a lot happening in the coming weeks in catch wrestling, including a tribute to Joe Stecher, who was a world heavyweight wrestling champion in the days before professional catch wrestling ceased to be a sport. This event is called "Joe Stecher Days" and takes place July 14-15 in the village of Dodge, Nebraska, Stecher's...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Raul Ramirez, catch wrestling, catch-as-catch-can, strength,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr.'s one-round massacre on June 16 of mandatory challenger Carlos Ocampo, the potential for a unification fight with WBO champ Terence Crawford, how boxing's fragmented promotional structure is holding back such a highly desirable fight, and much, much more. (Photo of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Carlos Ocampo by Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions.) The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Errol Spence, boxing, Terence Crawford, Showtime, ESPN
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discussed the victories Saturday, June 9, by heavyweight Tyson Fury, welterweight Terence Crawford, and featherweight Leo Santa Cruz. But what happened in these fights meant different things for these fighters and for their fates and futures. That is what is explored and analyzed, as well as who gained and lost what from these fights, and what should be next for each of them. (Photo of Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares from Stephanie...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Leo Santa Cruz, boxing, Tyson Fury, Terence Crawford
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Jun 8, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, who have their long-awaited rematch Saturday, June 9, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In their first fight, on August 29, 2015, also in the same building, Santa Cruz, who won by majority decision, and Mares threw a total of over 2000 punches. This rematch will also be contested at featherweight. It will be shown live in the U.S. on Showtime. We spoke with both Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Leo Santa Cruz, Abner Mares, boxing, rematch
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May 19, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with the captain of the 2011 Michigan State University wrestling team and current undefeated catch wrestler, Curran Jacobs . We spoke with him by phone Thursday. After recently graduating from Michigan State University with a master's degree in acting, Curran Jacobs will be returning to the mat to compete in several events. First up will be an eight-man catch wrestling tournament on July 14 organized by the Snake Pit U.S.A....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Curran Jacobs, catch wrestling, tournament
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May 15, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Dr. Margaret Goodman, a neurologist, the former chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the president and board chairman of VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association . We spoke with her Saturday in New York. "The best aspect of what VADA has accomplished is education," she said. "The fans are much more educated. I think the fighters are getting much more...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Margaret Goodman, doping, VADA, Voluntary Anti-Doping Association,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the new deal reported to be for one billion U.S. dollars between Matchroom Boxing and the Perform Group, the parent company of the sports streaming service DAZN. 32 Matchroom shows will be streamed live in the U.S. exclusively on DAZN, beginning in September. They claim this will change boxing in the U.S. and around the world. But can it succeed? The kickoff event for this new venture took place Thursday in New York. To discuss...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Eddie Hearn, Jarrell Big Baby Miller, Simon Denyer, Kristal Hart,...
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May 10, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with the writer, web show host, MMA fighter, and wrestler, Antonio Graceffo . Our main topic was kushti wrestling, the traditional style of wrestling in India which remains one of the most popular in the world, but which is little known outside that region. We spoke with him by phone Wednesday. In India, there are many combat sports, including a Pro Wrestling League which runs real matches and is televised, featuring top...
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Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Antonio Graceffo, Brooklyn Monk, India, kushti, wrestling
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents Monday's telephone press conference held by the lawyers for Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former director of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory, who became a key whistleblower exposing Russia's state-sponsored doping program for Olympic and other elite athletes. The main speakers, both representing Dr. Rodchenkov, were attorneys Jim Walden of Walden Macht & Haran, and Derek Borchardt of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. This...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Grigory Rodchenkov, Olympics, doping, whistleblower, Russia,...
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Apr 25, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Daniel Jacobs, Maciej Sulecki, and Johann Duhaupas. On April 28, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Daniel Jacobs of Brooklyn (33-2, 29 KOs) will fight the undefeated Maciej Sulecki of Poland (26-0, 10 KOs) in a WBA middleweight title eliminator. Also on that card will be a WBA heavyweight title eliminator between unbeaten contender Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller of Brooklyn (20-0-1,18 KOs) and former title...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Daniel Jacobs, Maciej Sulecki, Johann Duhaupas, Jarrell Big Baby...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We spoke with him by phone Monday. Based in Los Angeles, in March Raul traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, for the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. There the Catch Wrestling Alliance had a booth at the WIN Memorabilia Show, and he met and talked with numerous people of all ages from the wrestling community about catch wrestling. "It's always really great to go...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Raul Ramirez, Frank Gotch, catch wrestling, catch-as-catch-can,...
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Apr 8, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with karate instructor and fighter Elhadji Gaye Ndour . He will be fighting in the main event on April 26 of the debut show of the new professional full contact karate league, Karate Combat . We spoke with him by phone Saturday. Originally from Senegal and now living in Long Island, New York, he has been nicknamed "Black Magic" and has fought in numerous amateur sport karate events around the world. But he noted that in some...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Elhadji Gaye Ndour, Karate Combat, Senegal
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Apr 5, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Arthur Andre, head of operations, and Maher Aseeri, head of the referee committee, of Grapple Asia . Established in 2014 and based in Singapore, Grapple Asia has hosted numerous grappling competitions under varying rulesets, including the first-ever ADCC event in Singapore, the ADCC Singapore Open 2018 on March 10. We spoke with them by Skype Tuesday. "We are grapplers organizing and helping out the grapplers in the...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Arthur Andre, Maher Aseeri, Grapple Asia, grappling, ADCC,...
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Apr 3, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with grappler Tom Maenurm of Team Scardovelli in Italy. We spoke with him by Skype Thursday. His path to competing in ADCC events did not begin with grappling, but MMA. "With MMA, of course, I had to do some ground work and jiu-jitsu, and I started to like it very much," he said. After achieving success in MMA by grappling, he decided it was grappling he liked better. "So, I stopped doing MMA and I started dedicating...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Tom Maenurm, grappling, ADCC, Team Scardovelli, Italy, jiu-jitsu,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleague, correspondent, and the award-winning boxing writer, Charles Farrell . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. Our main topic was the biggest fight of the year so far, the heavyweight title unification fight taking place this Saturday, March 31, between the two undefeated belt holders Anthony Joshua of the U.K. and Joseph Parker of New Zealand. The 28-year-old Joshua is the IBF and WBA champ and has a record...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, boxing, Charles Farrell, Anthony Joshua, Joseph Parker, heavyweights
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Mar 21, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the 2018 NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships finals and the Top Rank boxing shows, which aired at the same time in the U.S. this past Saturday, March 17. While the wrestling was on ESPN2 and the boxing on ESPN, it was the wrestling which did better in the head-to-head TV ratings. The focus is on what this means for both of these combat sports as they each decline. The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist",...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, boxing, wrestling, NCAA, college, ESPN, Top Rank
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the complete audio from the March 15 ONE Championship conference call. Speaking on that call were: Angela Lee - ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Mei Yamaguchi - ONE world title challenger Chatri Sityodtong - Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship On May 6, 2016, Angela Lee defeated Mei Yamaguchi by unanimous decision in a close and exciting fight. This was also the only professional MMA fight that the unbeaten Angela Lee did not...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses this coming Saturday's fight between WBC champ Deontay Wilder, 39-0 with 38 KOs, and the challenger, Luis "King Kong" Ortiz, 28-0 with 24 KOs, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. It will be televised live in the U.S. on Showtime and in the U.K. on Sky Sports, but, as is explained, may be more suitable for a series called Showtime Championship Wrestling. (Photo of Wilder and Ortiz by Douglas DeFelice, Premier...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz, boxing, heavyweight, wrestling
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Feb 20, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the complete and unedited audio from Tuesday's wild media conference call between unbeaten heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz. The WBC champ Wilder, 39-0 with 38 KOs, and the challenger Ortiz, 28-0 with 24 KOs, will fight March 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, in a fight which will be televised live in the U.S. on Showtime and in the U.K. on Sky Sports. As it progressed, or maybe...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz, boxing, heavyweight
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Feb 15, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with martial artist and catch wrestler Qin Yunquan, who is the CEO, co-founder, and chief instructor for women's and children's self-defense at the Kapap Academy Singapore . We spoke with her by Skype Wednesday. While providing training in martial arts and combat sports, including catch wrestling, she has gotten both national and international recognition for her work teaching self-defense classes to women and girls....
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with human right activist Malaak Shabazz, who is the youngest daughter of Malcolm X. With February being designated Black History Month, she has been traveling to many events which have provided information and analysis on the life and times of her father. She has just returned home to New York from Washington, D.C., from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, where there was a screening...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Malaak Shabazz, Malcolm X, Black History Month, martial arts
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Jan 26, 2018 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . We focused on the plans for catch wrestling for 2018. We spoke with Raul Ramirez by phone Thursday. This year, a key part of the plan is for "a lot more outreach, but then also trying to get more youth involved, but not exactly in pure catch-as-catch can with all the really painful submission holds," he said. "Traditionally it was always seen as something a...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Raul Ramirez, Frank Gotch, catch wrestling, catch-as-catch-can,...
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the "Black Fist Self-Defense Project", a Russian troll operation which paid for self-defense classes to be held in the Black community in America in 2017. Explained are the background to their engaging legitimate and unknowing people in this scam, the objectives of the Russian trolls, and how this was part of a broader campaign that was Russia's failed version of COINTELPRO, the notorious program of the American FBI to...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Black Fist, Russia, COINTELPRO, Black Community, combat sports,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with writer, activist, and athlete Gabriel Kuhn . He is the author of several books, including two which we discussed: Antifascism, Sports, Sobriety: Forging a Militant Working-Class Culture and Playing as if the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports . We spoke with him Wednesday. Among the accomplishments of the past that have all but been buried in history are the existence of mass workers' sports...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Gabriel Kuhn, workers' sport, anti-fascism, combat sports, boxing,...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with former boxer, kickboxer, and MMA fighter, and current trainer, nutritionist, and activist, Omowale Adewale . We spoke with him by phone Tuesday. The December 14 episode of late-night hit TV show "The Rundown with Robin Thede", shown on BET in the U.S., had a feature on a Russian troll operation known as "Black Fist". We discussed this with Omowale, how they tricked him into being associated with it (and how I...
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Dec 18, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with wrestling historian and author Mike Chapman . It is now 100 years since the passing of Frank Gotch of Humboldt, Iowa, who was the professional wrestling heavyweight champion of the world from 1908 to 1913, at a time when pro wrestling was largely a real sport. His style was known as catch-as-catch-can wrestling, or simply catch wrestling, where matches were won by pin or submission. But along with his death, real...
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Dec 11, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the controversy from the ending of Saturday's Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, where Rigondeaux decided not to come out for the seventh round, citing an injury to his left hand. The whole issue of quitting in boxing is discussed and why in this and other cases it should not be opposed. Also discussed are the disgusting attacks on Rigondeaux from some alleged boxing "writers", why the standard of "going...
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Dec 4, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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No Holds Barred: How I Crush The December Blues On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses how to crush the December blues, no holds barred style. Among the topics discussed are how and why for many people December is the most alienating time of the year; the season of flagrant commercialism disguised as holidays; Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Sadam Ali fight at Madison Square Garden; this coming Saturday's Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux fight, also at Madison Square...
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Nov 21, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, co-director of the organizing department at Color of Change . Color of Change is the largest online racial justice organization in the U.S. To support the growing number of athletes in the U.S. who are part of a movement calling for racial justice and an end to police violence, they have designated November as Athletes and Activism Month . We spoke with Jade Magnus Ogunnaike by phone Monday. Much of what is...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Jens Sejer Andersen, the international director of Play the Game . Play the Game is an international conference and communication initiative aiming to strengthen the ethical foundation of sport and promote democracy, transparency, and freedom of expression in sport. Their biannual international conference, Play the Game 2017, will take place 26-30 November at the Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven in Eindhoven, Netherlands....
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Nov 9, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Anthony Joshua's tenth-round TKO victory over Carlos Takam on October 28, and the controversies it caused regarding the fast stoppage and Joshua's less-than-stellar performance. Next in an unofficial trilogy of top heavyweight fights will be WBC champion Deontay Wilder's rematch with Bermane Stiverne this Saturday, November 4. Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts, Stiverne being his lone opponent not stopped within the distance. This...
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Oct 24, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the fight between IBF and WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) and IBF mandatory challenger Carlos Takam (35-3-1, 27 KOs). This fight takes place Saturday, October 28, at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, with an expected crowd of between 70,000 and 80,000. It will be shown live in the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office, in the U.S. on Showtime, in many countries in Africa on Kwesé Free Sports, and in many other...
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Oct 14, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with MMA legend Frank Shamrock . Now 44 and retired as a fighter for many years, he will be returning to competition at the Rizin Fighting World Grand-Prix 2017 Autumn this Sunday, October 15. This match, however, will not be an MMA fight, but a submission-only grappling rules match with a ten-minute time limit. His opponent will be another MMA legend, but someone whom he never fought in MMA, the 48-year-old Kazushi...
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Oct 9, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses some of the latest trickeration and treats in boxing, including theories why the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz fight was never meant to take place, and how the rematch between Wilder and Bermane Stiverne, whom Wilder defeated in 2015, was the plan all along. Also examined are the many misconceptions and mountain of misinformation and disinformation which had been spread about anti-doping procedures and why Ortiz was legitimately...
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Oct 2, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses why the Nov. 4 heavyweight title fight between WBC champ Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz will apparently not take place due to a positive PED test for Ortiz. Discussed is what we know so far, how taking a medication which contained substances prohibited by anti-doping organizations led to this, the failure of Ortiz's team to list this on the forms they submitted or apply for a therapeutic use exemption, the...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the Nov. 4 heavyweight title fight between WBC champ Deontay Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz, the controversial draw in the Gennady "GGG" Golovkin-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez fight, and what these all say about the business of boxing and its history of trickeration. (Photo of Golovkin and Canelo courtesy of HBO/Ed Mulholland.) The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the September 14 international media conference call hosted by ONE Championship. This call was to publicize their return to their home base of Singapore with a major show called ONE: Immortal Pursuit. On the call were: Angela Lee - ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Mei Yamaguchi - ONE world title challenger Ben Askren - ONE Welterweight World Champion Shinya Aoki - Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Chatri Sityodtongâ -...
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Sep 8, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleague and correspondent Kid Peligro . Our main topic was the 2017 ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Fighting World Championship, which will be held Saturday, September 23, and Sunday, September 24, at the Espoo Metro Areena in Espoo, Finland. It is the most important and prestigious grappling tournament in the world, and as always will feature competition in no-gi grappling. There will be tournaments held...
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Sep 4, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the many important and anticipated fights scheduled for this September, including the September 16 Golovkin-Canelo showdown, the World Boxing Super Series tournaments at cruiserweight and super middleweight starting September 9, and the "SuperFly" card also on September 9 featuring three fights involving the top fighters in the 115-pound division. But also discussed are the problems surrounding the lack of wide TV...
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Aug 27, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Floyd Mayweather's tenth-round TKO in a dominating boxing match against UFC fighter and novice boxer Conor McGregor. Who was right and who was wrong in their prognostications about this fight, punching skill and technique in boxing and MMA, what real fighting looks like, deconstructing this entire sorry spectacle, what's coming up in real boxing, and more are discussed. (Photo of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, Idris...
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Aug 18, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Mario Marin, a former professional fighter who has competed in Muay Thai, boxing, and MMA, and is now head coach at Team Red Planet - Muay Thai . He is also the trainer for a new series of self-defense training sessions called Trans Boxing Brooklyn . These classes are for trans and gender nonconforming people who want to learn self-defense or even just have a good workout, in a trans-friendly environment. He is working with Nola...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Dr. Bennet Omalu. He was in New York Monday, August 7, to give a presentation at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, and hosted by the New York Press Club, about his new book, Truth Doesn't Have a Side . Dr. Omalu is the pioneering forensic pathologist who was the first to prove a connection between the head trauma and brain injuries which inherently result from playing American football, and the...
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Aug 10, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman presents the complete audio from the August 7 presentation by Dr. Bennet Omalu at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York, and hosted by the New York Press Club, as well as the informative and lively question-and-answer session which followed the presentation. Dr. Omalu is the pioneering forensic pathologist who was the first to prove a connection between the head trauma and brain injuries which inherently result from playing...
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Aug 7, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the heavyweight maze which so many fighters want to get through to get a title shot at the division's best and most popular fighter, IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua. This past week, the 41-year-old former champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing. We discuss the positives and negatives from his lengthy career. The scramble to get big money title fights is often inhibited or even prevented by the various...
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Aug 1, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Saturday's Mikey Garcia-Adrien Broner fight, and how Mikey Garcia's lopsided unanimous decision victory, as well as the impressive TV ratings for this show, make it clear that he is a major star in boxing and a TV draw. We also discuss why boxing must be primarily viewed as a TV sport, some of the history of how Mikey Garcia arrived at this point in his career, several of the other important fights held this past weekend, what...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Mikey Garcia, Adrien Broner, boxing, TV, star, PBC, Showtime
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Steve Koepfer, the owner and head coach of New York Combat Sambo . He also serves as the Secretary General of USA Combat Wrestling . USA Combat Wrestling is the official governing body for combat wrestling in the U.S. and the U.S. delegate of the International Federation of Combat Wrestling (FICW) . On Saturday, July 29, USA Combat Wrestling will be hosting its 2017 Nationals and U.S. Team Trials , along with the first...
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Jul 21, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Rolles Gracie, president of the newly-formed KASAI Elite Grappling Championships . Rolles Gracie is a member of the legendary Gracie family and has competed in jiu-jitsu, grappling, MMA, and wrestling events, as well as running his own academy. Now he will also be in an executive capacity with this new organization, along with a team headed by Richard Byrne, KASAI's CEO, who is a financier, president of Benefit Street Partners,...
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Jul 18, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the escalating con game being used to promote the so-called Mayweather-McGregor "fight"; how they are cynically using racism, misogyny, and anti-LGBT bigotry to sell it to marks; the growing backlash against all this; and how this con game is severely damaging the brands and images of Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, UFC, and Showtime. (Photo of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor in London by Esther Lin/Showtime.) The...
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Jul 13, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the news about real boxing taking place the weekend of July 15, which has been mostly drowned out by the contrived propaganda in the 'media' about the August 26 circus fight. This Saturday, July 15, Chris Eubank Jr. fights Arthur Abraham in London to secure a spot in super middleweight tournament of the World Boxing Super Series. This will be shown on ITV pay-per-view in the U.K. In the U.S., the unbeaten Omar Figueroa Jr. returns...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . Our main topic was the update to the format of the 2017 Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament . This event, which had its inaugural edition last year, has emerged as the biggest and most important tournament in the world in catch wrestling. This year's edition will take place Saturday, July 15, at Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Iowa. Humboldt is the hometown of...
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Jul 5, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the raging controversy about the Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao fight, which took place July 2 in Brisbane, Australia. The fight was telecast on pay-per-view in Australia and New Zealand and shown in many countries, including as a debut of the new Top Rank series on ESPN in the U.S. The controversies over the scoring of the fight and Horn's being awarded a unanimous decision, the idiotic and rude screaming of commentators Teddy Atlas...
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Jun 30, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with lifelong martial artist, former UFC and Battlecade Extreme Fighting matchmaker, TV commentator, and our senior correspondent, John Perretti . Our topic was the absurd boxing match planned for August 26 between the recent top pound-for-pound boxer, Floyd Mayweather, who is 49-0, and UFC fighter Conor McGregor, who is 0-0 in boxing. We spoke with John Perretti by Skype Thursday. While most people in boxing circles see...
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Jun 27, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the long wait for the next moves of boxing's top heavyweights, including Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, and Luis Ortiz. (Photo of James Corden, Anthony Joshua, and Russell Brand on "The Late Late Show" courtesy of CBS.) The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow . No Holds Barred is sponsored by:...
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Jun 18, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Saturday's controversial stoppage victories of Andre Ward over Sergey Kovalev and Guillermo Rigondeaux over Moises Flores, and how the blundering of the Nevada State Athletic Commission obscured the great performances of these two top-level fighters. (Photos of Andre Ward and Guillermo Rigondeaux-Moises Flores by Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports.) The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with the captain of the 2011 Michigan State University wrestling team and current catch wrestler, Curran Jacobs . His next competition will be at the 2017 Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament . He will be wrestling in the men's 199-pound division and, if he wins that, also in the absolute division. This event, which had its inaugural edition last year, has emerged as the biggest and most important tournament in the...
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Jun 6, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Jonny Coleman and Anne Orchier, who are organizers from NOlympics LA . NOlympics LA is a coalition leading a campaign to oppose the 2024 Olympic bid of Los Angeles. It was launched by members of the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and includes and is supported by a growing number of organizations and individuals. We spoke with Jonny Coleman and Anne Orchier by phone Monday. "A few of the key...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Raul Ramirez of the Catch Wrestling Alliance . Our main topic was the 2017 Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament . This event, which had its inaugural edition last year, has emerged as the biggest and most important tournament in the world in catch wrestling. This year's edition will take place Saturday, July 15, at Humboldt High School in Humboldt, Iowa. Humboldt is the hometown of the legendary wrestler Frank Gotch, who...
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May 29, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the victory by Errol Spence Jr. this past Saturday, May 27, over Kell Brook to capture the IBF welterweight belt and vault himself to the top tier of the welterweight division. In what started as a close and competitive fight, the end came at 1:47 of the 11th round, when a battered Brook took a knee and indicated to the referee that he could no longer see well enough to continue because of an injury to his left eye. This fight...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and unbeaten challenger Errol Spence Jr., who fight this Saturday, May 27. We also comment on this past Saturday's full day of fights, and why the David Benavidez-Rogelio "Porky" Medina fight deserved the honor of being known as the televised fight of the night. Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) and Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) face each other in the main event of a card at the Bramall Lane football...
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May 15, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with unbeaten fighters Gervonta Davis and Liam Walsh, who face each other Saturday, May 20, and discussed the current situation regarding boxing on TV in the U.S. Making the first defense of his IBF 130-pound belt, the 22-year-old Gervonta Davis (17-0, 16 KOs) hits the road to face 31-year-old British challenger Liam Walsh (21-0, 14 KOs) at London's Copper Box Arena, the site of the 2012 Olympic boxing. This fight will be shown live...
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May 12, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleague, correspondent, and award-winning boxing writer, Charles Farrell . We spoke with him in New York Wednesday at a book party for a new book in which he is one of the featured writers, The Bittersweet Science . His contribution is an essay called "Why I Fixed Fights", and that is the topic we discussed. The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on...
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May 7, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses Saturday's stinkers involving Joseph Parker vs. Raz Cojanu and Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Also discussed is the continuing tragedy involving Prichard Colon, who remains in a coma following a televised fight on October 17, 2015, and whose family has filed a $50 million lawsuit stemming from his treatment during and after that fight. We also examine, in light of boxing's ongoing history of purposeful mismatches and...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with our colleague, correspondent, and award-winning boxing writer, Charles Farrell . He is also one of the writers featured in the new book The Bittersweet Science . Our main topic was the April 29 heavyweight title unification fight between the 27-year-old IBF champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) and the 41-year-old former champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs). This fight, which is also for a vacant WBA title,...
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Apr 14, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with welterweight contenders Shawn Porter and Andre Berto, and WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo and challenger Charles Hatley, who fight Saturday, April 22, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Showtime Championship Boxing, presented by Premier Boxing Champions. We spoke with these fighters on recent media conference calls. We also discuss the plague of fake boxing news, especially in America, which seeks to favor the dying HBO...
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Apr 7, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with the unbeaten heavyweight who is the most avoided fighter in that division, Luis "King Kong" Ortiz. With a record of 27-0 and 23 KOs, his next fight will be April 22 when he faces journeyman Derric Rossy (31-12, 15 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of the card headlined by the Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto fight. Exact TV details will be announced soon, but it will either be shown on Showtime or Showtime...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Tricia Arcaro Turton, the owner and head coach of Arcaro Boxing . A former pro and amateur boxer as well as a rugby player, the gym she now runs in Seattle, Washington, is known not only for training boxers of many ages and levels of experience, but also as a cultural center for the community. "I just tend to interact in my community. Whether it be a person on the street or the grocery store clerk or a business owner, I just...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reports from Tuesday's Bellator MMA news conference at Madison Square Garden previewing the June 24 Bellator pay-per-view at MSG in New York. We also preview the main event of the Bellator 175 card, which takes place this Friday, March 31, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, a rematch between "King" Mo Lawal and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, which will also be shown live in the U.S. on Spike TV. At the news...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses this past Thursday's Golden Boy debut show on ESPN2, the preposterous scoring in the Jason Quigley-Glen Tapia fight, the tanking number of buys for HBO boxing pay-per-views such as the March 18 Golovkin-Jacobs card, Saturday's Jorge Linares-Anthony Crolla masterpiece, the despicable state of boxing announcing in the U.S., and what appears to be likely plans for a U.S. telecast of the April 29 Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko...
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Mar 21, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the controversies arising from the scoring of this past Saturday's Gennady Golovkin-Danny Jacobs fight. But are disputed scoring and questionable judging at the heart of boxing's problems? In light of what is going on in the sports world, that is examined and analyzed. The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow . No Holds Barred is sponsored by: Skullz...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Gennady Golovkin, Danny Jacobs, boxing, real problems
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Mar 10, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reports from kickoff news conference of the newly-created World Boxing Super Series, which was held March 9 in New York. The basic format of this ambitious project is to have two annual 16-man tournaments in different weight classes to crown winners of the Muhammad Ali Trophy, which was made with the support of the family of the late heavyweight champion and worldwide sports icon. They aim not to supplant the various sanctioning bodies and...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the two main events which took place Saturday, March 4, and their improbable endings. In the U.K., WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew scored a dramatic eleventh-round TKO over the heavy favorite David Haye in a heavyweight fight. Despite many expecting a quick knockout by Haye, Bellew acquitted himself well as the rounds went on. But Haye's right leg gave way in the sixth round and he could barely stand on it for the second...
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia about their welterweight title unification fight. In addition, the issue of honor and the lack of honor of many boxing champions, including the potential implications of this past Saturday's postfight hotel lobby brawl involving Deontay Wilder, and the WBC's call for a boxing code of ethics to be implemented, are discussed. WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and WBC welterweight...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia, Deontay Wilder, honor,...
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Feb 26, 2017
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Feb 19, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the February 25 fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) and late replacement challenger Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs). This headlines a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card taking place at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, in Wilder's home state. It will be televised live in the U.S. on Fox, and in Spanish on Fox Deportes, as well as in the U.K. on Sky Sports. We spoke with both Deontay...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington, heavyweight, boxing, PBC
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Feb 10, 2017 Eddie Goldman
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses whether or not the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), America's number one boxing TV series, is here to stay, and can begin to generate revenue after buying time on several TV networks. The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow . No Holds Barred is sponsored by: Skullz Double-End Bags , the perfect bag for your combat sports training. Skullz Double-End Bags...
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Premier Boxing Champions, PBC, TV
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On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman spoke with Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Eddie Hearn, Kristal Hart, and Bob Carson at the January 31 press conference at Madison Square Garden for the April 29 fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. The 27-year-old Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs), who holds the IBF heavyweight belt, will face the veteran former champion Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs), who will be 41 at the time of the fight, at the 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium in London....
Topics: No Holds Barred, Eddie Goldman, Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Eddie Hearn, Kristal Hart, Bob...